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" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show," from new york. president obama went to bat for the middle class today and mitt romney is still beating up the 47%. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> with respect to the issue of mandate, i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get -- that's my mandate. >> the president draws a line in the sand for the middle class. >> the only question now is, are we going to hold the middle class hostage? >> and gets as angry as you will ever see him taking on an old bitter foe. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> tonight, congressman tim ryan of ohio on the president's middle class rallying cry. jonathan alter on the epic throwdown with john mccain. >>> plus, the new senator even nate silver didn't see coming. >> we missed the north dakota senate -- >> yes, you did! >> heidi hitekamp joins me for an excl
to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. absent of arrogance, president obama continued his fight for the middle class today and hit back at republican bullies in the process. the president held his first news conference since winning the presidency once again. it's the first time he's faced the news media without the worry or pressure of running for re-election. president obama is staying in constant communication with the american public, as he makes it clear the country cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. >> this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was -- if there was one thing that everybody understood, it was a big difference between myself and mr. romney, it was when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, i argued for a balanced, responsible approach, and part of that included making sure that the wealthiest americans pay a little bit more. >> the president's plan, with this whole game, with all the cards out in the open and on the table. you know what, think about this. the president could have said, you know, i don't want to do that. i
to ed show. thanks for staying with us tonight. president obama wasn't the only one speaking out today. the mr. mitt romney held a conference call with his high-dollar donors. romney seemed to double down on his 47% comments. romney said the president won by following the old playbook and giving gifts to, quote, the african-american community, the hispanic community, and young people. the former candidate went on to say this. "with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift. free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. and then finally, obama care also made a difference for them because, as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parent's plan, and that was a big gift too to young people." for more, let's turn to john nichols, washington correspondent of "the nation" magazine and author of the book "uprising." it doesn't sound like mitt romney has learned anything in the last week. >> the interesting thing is that back in october, when he was really getting a hard time
and sari. thanks for ruining my theory. >>> president obama toured some of the hardest hit parts of the new york area as recover continues after hurricane sandy. there's chuck schumer right behind him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> mitt romney failed to carry his home state of massachusetts in the romney/ryan ticket didn't win ryan's home state of wisconsin either. 20 presidential tickets in american history have lost both their home states, although romney and ryan are the first to reach that level of futility since 1972 when george mcgovern and sargent shriver didn't carry either of their home states, south dakot
. thank you so much. >> all right. >> president obama is moments away from lifting off for new york city. he's headed to staten island. he will be thanking their first responders. take a look at the recovery efforts that are ongoing. governor kwau moe asked for $30 billion from the government to help recover. 43 people died in new york city as a result of the storm. 23 on staten island alone. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly wors
. joining us now is bill bergman, a senior strategist for a pro-obama super pac. he previously served as the deputy press secretary for this president and for national press secretary for mr. obama's campaign in 2008. mr. burton, congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> you had a big year. >> it was a good election. one other presidential clip that you could have shown would have been from "the american president," when andrew shepard says, "i am andrew shepard and i am the president." >> and not born in kenya. i think the president is saying, you know what, the birth certificate thing is not going the paradigm for the kinds of fights we have here. we're to the going to fight about whether the new black panther party stole the election in pennsylvania. we're not going to fight about this stuff that so animated the right. we're going to focus on, we're going to put that stuff aside. he's essentially challenging the republican party to have an adult debate. i see that dynamic at work, at large, and specifically on this susan rice issue. do you think that's happening? >> absolutely. i
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
island, president obama offers words of consolation to locals and thanks volunteers. we expect to hear some comments from president obama. we'll stay here live. we'll also let you know that we are expecting a news briefing coming up at about 2:00 p.m. eastern from the attorney general, eric holder. this is in relation to the settlement announced today b.p. oil's paying $4.5 billion fine, settlement, in the case for the gulf coast oil spill. that news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. we hope to take you there live. >> as you can see in that mob of folks from staten island and reporters the president is actually in new york. he came up just a bit earlier today and started his afternoon in new york with a helicopter tour above some flooded and burned out sections of queens and staten island. he made an aerial tour over the neighborhood that included the breezy point community where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire during the storm. >> live here on staten island waiting to hear possible comments by president obama who's been touring parts of queens and staten i
immunity card. jacki schechner. >> good morning. president obama is going to travel to new york for the day to assess the damage, thank first responders and follow up with victims of the aftermath of the super storm sandy. and then he's going to watch the movie "lincoln." it's a nice break between press conference and meeting with business leaders in the white house, and then the meetings with the budget with leaders. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to 1 trillion-dollar. >> senators rockefeller and harkin are passing around a letter opening to get 30 sittings. they want negotiations for every $1 out they have a $1 in. it would hold the president strong to medicare medicaid and social security. what they call lifelines to the middle class. david de will testify tomorrow behind closed doors in front of the intelligence committee. we're back after the break. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. u
to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held in eight months. several reporters did want to talk about the general petraeus scandal, of course but the president fortunately did get to spend a lot of time on the fiscal cliff which is what he was hoping for. while left room for a compromise by not taking a hard, red line on taxes he did say that he will not extend cuts for the rich. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> senate democrats are hoping he will stick to that claim and not compromise. with republicans they're asking the president not to cave in on talks over the fiscal clif
closed that place down. >> robert baer, former cia operative. thank you so much for joining us today. >>> in the next hour, president obama will head to new york to meet families trying to recover from superstorm sandy. will he visit staten island, one of the hardest hit areas, and take an aerial tour. he will also meet with city officials, first responders and f fema staff. this will be the president's first time touring the region in new york. he he will be joined by new york governor andrew cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg and members of his cabinet. >>> former republican nominee, mitt romney now claiming the president won re-election by giving gifts to after r african-americans, hispanics and younger voters. this is how romney explained his loss in a phone call to some of his top donors. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> those comments aren't sitting well with some republicans, notably former romney surrogate,
the appointment of a select committee. host: we will hear president obama's response to criticism. our question first is, how confident are you in a white house national security team? our first caller is from the democrats' line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i appreciate all the things c- span does. there are not enough people bringing issues like this to light. i am the father of two young the marines. things like this really get my attention. it seems like as the information comes out about this more and more each day, it is more and more questions. people have to stop and look at this for the good of the nation. there are way too many things that do not meet the eye. i think yesterday the president got a free ride on questioning this in front of the american people. today this will go behind closed doors. it will classify everything as top secret. we will never know the truth. host: what would answer your questions? caller: i do not know if it is possible to do that because of the media. there is not enough real reporting going on. i do not mean to be negative about this. if you tu
leaders and push them forward as a move up, our selves -- we move up, ourselves now. >> thank you all of you for being here. we will see you down the road. [applause] nancy pelosi is announcing right now she is running for leadership. >> in a few moments, president obama's conference this afternoon. a little less than an hour from now, house speaker john boehner. followed by nancy pelosi saying she wants to continue her party in the house. senators at both parties talk about the elections. a committee holds a hearing tomorrow morning on general at joesph dunford replace and general john allen. the miami book fair international is live this weekend with two days of nonfiction books. featured authors include bill and a look at opher hitchens. try us live with exclusive author chats on facebook. president obama spoke with reporters for a little less than an hour today. this was his first news conference since earlier this year. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. i hear you have some questions for me. but let me just make a few remarks at the top and then i'll open it up. f
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